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Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
And I thought I was a stickler for presentation :P
Well, as I said, you asked.

Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
Then maybe it was okay that they didn't include error bars
Nope. The author (with the title of "Technical Director", no less) is presenting means. A mean is an estimation of some sort of theoretical value, in this case breaking strength. It is NEVER acceptable to present a mean w/o an estimation of the error (e.g., variation) about that mean.

Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
Anyway if that sort of thing is like fingernails on chalkboards, try this one on for size: My battery's have a "capacity" of 170 amp's.
My ears!!! My ears!!!

OK, which is worse: "My battery's have a "capacity" of 170 amp's" or "The harbor isn't far, only about 3 knots from here" ????

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